The fan-favorite actor in the "Alien" film was 81.

Yaphet Kotto, an actor known for his roles in Alien and James Bond's Live and Let Die, among countless others, has died. Kotto was 81.

His wife, Tessie Sinahon, first shared the news on Facebook on Monday night. Kotto's agent confirmed the news to Variety.

In the Facebook post, Sinahon writes, "I'm saddened and still in shocked [sic] of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30pm Philippine time."

She went on to say, "You played a villain on some of your movies but for me you're a real hero and to a lot of people also. A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find."

Kotto is survived by his wife and six children.

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